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  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock got another opportunity to shine at the International Rim of the Pacific exercise in Hawaii as the largest and heaviest U.S. armed forces helicopter landed on it deck for the first time. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion flew to Canberra from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as […]

  • 9 June 2011

      On 7 June 2011, at the Damen yard in Galatz, the keel was laid down for the Joint Support Ship (JSS). The ceremony was performed by Rear Admiral K. Visser of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Further construction of the vessel will largely take place at Damen Shipyard Galatz, supervised by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding […]

  • 4 April 2014

    After preparations onboard HMS Illustrious, new Merlin Mk 2 helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron are at the heart of Exercise Joint Warrior, now ending its first week in Scottish waters.   The Merlins are taking part in the largest naval war game of the year in European waters, involving ships, submarines, aircraft and marines […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Industry news

    The undocking of amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s largest ship, at the end of July marked an important milestone in the extensive 15 month deep maintenance period being carried out by Babcock. The upkeep programme is the largest on a Royal Navy warship in Devonport for over 20 years, and is the […]

  • 18 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Seventeen years after being schoolmates, two Devonport natives have found themselves together again, this time as shipmates in the guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin. Leading Seaman Stores Naval (LSSN) Belinda Mathews and Deputy Supply Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Willett both attended Devonport’s St Brendan-Shaw College, graduating from Year 10 in 1994 and Year 12 in 1995 […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Navies from six continents and more than 30 nations kick off the most widely attended international exercise ever held in the region, Sept. 16. International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 12 is the first of what is intended to be a recurring partnership event. “This exercise is about mines and the international effort to clear them,” […]

  • 2 September 2011
    Industry news

      A navy logistic support ship that is the largest military vessel ever built in Mexico was launched at the Pacific port of Salina Cruz. The… (laht) [mappress] Source: laht, September 2, 2011;

  • 3 September 2012

    The largest Russian-Vietnamese program in naval segment is a delivery contract for six Project 06361 Improved Kilo-class diesel submarines… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, Septembar 3, 2012      

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) departed the Black Sea after a series of engagements promoting peace and stability in the region, Oct. 30. The purpose behind Cole’s presence in the Black Sea was to work with the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), along with […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Joint Warrior, Europe’s largest military exercise, has begun off the coast of Scotland with involvement from 22 ships and submarines. The exercise happens twice a year and is hosted in the UK involving the three Armed Forces and a number of nations to practise how they all work together. As well as the vast number […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMS Prince of Wales reaches milestone – largest section of the aircraft carrier has been floated onto River Clyde in Glasgow. Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was rolled onto a barge from BAE Systems’ facilities in the early hours of August 2. According to STV News, the section (Lower Block 04) will contain accommodation, […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two of the Royal Navy’s largest warships have set sail from Plymouth to lead the Royal Navy’s Cougar 15 Deployment. HMS Ocean deployed with Royal Marines from 45 Commando and Merlin, Apache and Chinook helicopters from the Fleet Air Arm, Army Air Corps and RAF, where the Navy’s helicopter carrier will join a task group […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As the Australian Navy’s newest ship’s company prepared for her commissioning ceremony, two Navy helicopters marked a different milestone by making the first deck landings on Australia’s largest warship. A MRH90 ‘Taipan’ from 808 Squadron and an S-70-B Seahawk from 816 Squadron flew to Fleet Base East, Sydney from their base at HMAS Albatross, Nowra […]

  • 22 August 2011
    Industry news

      JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) may even shut down production at three largest shipyards because of problems with placement of state defense orders, reports RIA Novosti referring to a USC spokesman. According to the source, “as of today, Sevmash, Zvezdochka, and Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyards are on the brink of full suspension of production“, reports […]

  • 4 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    21 military ships, 10 combat aircraft and a submarine are taking part in Sea Shield 18 from May 4 to 11. Sea Shield is an annual, Romania-led multinational exercise in the Black Sea designed to improve interoperability and combat proficiency of participating units. As informed by the Romanian Navy, more than 2,300 troops from Bulgaria, […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Authorities

    Russia is poised to send its sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, to the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea where the ship will take part in delivering airstrikes against ISIS strongholds in Syria. Admiral Kuznetsov is expected to head to the Mediterranean once it completes shipbuilders’ trials in the Barents Sea after undergoing repairs, Russian […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The largest tactical synthetic exercise in Royal Australian Navy history has been conducted with the United States Navy recently. Ships and simulators world-wide were linked for the virtual training exercise, known as Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint 15-72. Two carrier strike groups, an expeditionary strike group, six composite task forces, thirteen United States and Australian […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The mighty HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s largest warship, will visit her affiliated city of Sunderland from May 24-28 and be open to visitors from the local community on Sunday 27 May. Berthing alongside at Corporation Quay, Port of Sunderland on Thursday, the ship will spend a very busy few days in the north east […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, considered the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East. The exercise is organized and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Through the course of this […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Authorities

    The US Department of the Navy (DON), Western Area Power Administration (Western), and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power hosted a ceremony Aug. 20 at Naval Air Station North Island, California, commemorating an agreement to construct a 210 megawatt (MW) direct current solar facility to benefit 14 DON installations. The agreement, signed last month, is the […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Industry news

    Babcock has successfully completed the largest Revalidation and Assisted Maintenance Period (RAMP) undertaken to date, on Trafalgar class submarine HMS Torbay.   The two year programme, undertaken at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard, has involved a massive 513,000 manhour planned workscope as well as a significant subcontract requirement for equipment upgrades, overhauls and commissioning. During the […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Sonardyne International Ltd.’s maritime security division has delivered its largest ever order of Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar systems to an undisclosed country in Asia.   The sonars will be deployed to protect strategically important naval bases across the country and will be configured to provide long range, wide area detection, tracking and classification of underwater […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Industry news

      Making its way gingerly up the Forth, this is the largest section of HMS Queen Elizabeth yet completed. Looming in the distance, the imposing blue outline of the Goliath crane which will help to piece the 65,000-tonne carrier together in the specially-altered dry dock at the Babcock’s Rosyth yard. This 8,000-tonne segment – Lower […]

  • 6 June 2012
    Industry news

    Russia is the world’s second largest exporter of new submarines in the period of 2008-2015, reports… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 6, 2012

  • 27 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over fifty ships and submarines from 26 nations gathered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam for the start of the world’s largest naval drill – RIMPAC 2018 – which kicked off June 27. Taking place in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California, the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise is scheduled to conclude on August 2, […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    International ships, submarines and aircraft taking part in the Canadian-hosted anti-submarine warfare exercise Cutlass Fury were forced to depart Halifax Harbour to evade Hurricane Dorian. Ships sortied on September 6, shortly after arriving in Canada, while the hurricane hit the country’s east coast on Sunday. In addition to disrupting the ships’ harbor stay, Hurricane Dorian […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities

    Irish boat builder Safehaven Marine has been awarded a contract to build the largest vessel in a new fleet of Royal Navy workboats which are to be delivered by Atlas Elektronik (AEUK). Safehaven Marine will supply an 18 metre Wildcat 60 catamaran, to be part of a fleet of up to 38 new workboats, ranging in […]

  • 20 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On January 16, 2020, Seaspan Shipyards hosted a keel laying ceremony for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) first of two joint support ships (JSS), the future HMCS Protecteur. The ship is being built for the RCN through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). HMCS Protecteur and its sister vessel HMCS Preserver will replace the former Protecteur-class […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A multinational amphibious landing and offensive assault was part of exercise Talisman Sabre.